The Interventional Radiology (IR) department provides care for both outpatients and inpatients across the age continuum (pediatric to geriatric) who are having diagnostic and /or therapeutic neuro and body interventional radiology procedures. The daily schedule includes both scheduled elective cases and emergent add-on cases which results in a fast changing and dynamic work environment. The IR nurse provides skilled nursing care and sedation services to patients during their time in the department. For inpatient ICU transfers, nursing care may include invasive hemodynamic monitoring, care and management of the ventilated patient, management of vaso active drips and care and management of EVDs. The IR nurse must be skilled in recognizing complications or changes in the patients condition and in communicating and responding effectively in emergent situations. The department provides 24/7 services to patients via on-call staff.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing for external hires; BSN preferred to internal candidates
Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license
Current BLS required at time of hire
Minimum 2 years total Critical Care or like experience (PACU, ED)
ACLS required prior to first day of work.
Ability to stand up to 4 hours without sitting
Ability to wear protective lead gear for extended periods of time
Ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift.
Fast paced procedural environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients.
Knowledge/experience related to arterial and venous femoral access/sheath management.
Knowledge/experience related to moderate/conscious sedation administration and recovery, as well as anesthesia recovery. Annual completion of moderation/deep sedation competency and continued demonstration of skills and knowledge.
Knowledge/experience related to safe chemo precautions.
Specialty certification CRN, CCRN.
Usual Orientation Time:
The IR patient population and required skills set is extremely diverse, and as such, orientation varies depending on experience and assessment of learning needs. Anywhere from 4 weeks minimum to a maximum of 8 weeks. All ranges listed below are subject to change based on individual assessment.
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